Look, I’m not the first to say it, so I’ll just put this observation out there for your consideration and commentary. People in LA want to be noticed; they want to be the center of attention. And many don’t care how they get your attention just as long as they have it.
Charlie Sheen has ours now. He’s all over the tabloids, in print, pixel and video. When I got to the gym, I hear people talking to him. When I go out to eat, even in restaurants outside LA, I hear people talking about him. Certainly, he seems like he’s off his rocker. But, is he? Right now, everyone is paying attention to him. He’s being noticed. He has become the number one celebrity this week.
(A google search for “Charlie Sheen” (in quotation marks) results in over 500 million hits.)
To Hollywood celebrities, it used to matter what people thought of them. Now it only seems to matter that people think about then. And people are sure thinking about Charlie.
NB: Moments after posting this, I decided to modify (albeit slightly) the title.